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What UW Students do with Four-Leaf Clovers Depending on Their Faculty

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Waterloo chapter.

St. Patrick’s Day can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. One’s interest in the occasion usually depends on a variety of factors, from on an interest in parties to an affinity for green. However, St. Patrick’s Day can also have different meanings among the six UW faculties. Keep scrolling down for a list of what UW students do with four-leaf clovers depending on their faculty!


  1. Applied Health Sciences  (AHS)


AHS Students can be found making human models out of four-leaf clovers to practice labeling the human body. A few may also use these models as Voodoo dolls to try and control what their professors will put on the final exam.   


  1. Arts



Arts students know that the four-leaf clover is not simply a type of plant, nor is it just a symbol of luck. Depending on which department they are in, Arts students can be found using four-leaf clovers as part of a visual arts display, waxing philosophically about the history of Irish nationalism, or quickly looking up the symbolism of each of the clover’s leaves on Wikipedia the night before their final essay is due. Some may also use four-leaf clovers to decorate Porcellino’s tusks.  


  1. Engineering


Engineering students know that four-leaf clovers can be made into anything. Giant green robot. Check. Eco-friendly fuel to replace fossil fuels. Check. Inspiration for complex architectural blueprints. Check.     


  1. Environment



Being environmentally-friendly, Environment students will probably leave all clovers, four-leaf or otherwise, safely rooted in the ground. With global warming and water pollution, the Earth probably needs luck more than we do.


  1. Mathematics


Students in Mathematics can be found looking for the Fibonacci sequence in each four-leaf clover they come across. Nature is organized into patterns, and math students are on a mission to unlock them all.  


  1. Science  


Being the ones out of all faculties to know what terms such as chloroplast, chlorophyll, and Trifolium repens actually mean, Science students can be found either examining four-leaf clovers with intense fascination or huddled in the fetal position as the clovers give them negative flashbacks to the lectures that completely lost them. It depends how close midterm season is.  

University of Waterloo Honours French and Business 2019, Her Campus Waterloo Campus Correspondent, Social Media Guru, Tech enthusiast.  Fluent in emoji, HTML and CSS. Avid reader of Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Mashable & Tech Crunch. Follow on twitter @jena_tweets